On February 25, 2017, information technology (IT) professional Anthony Mendoza was gunned down by the driver of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) in a fit of apparent road rage in Quezon City.
The 27-year-old victim died at the scene from gunshots to the head.
An investigation by the authorities confirmed that Mendoza was riding on a Yamaha Fino motorcycle with his brother Michael. Witnesses described the gunman as a middle-aged male who drove a white Toyota Land Cruiser with the license plate “AHA 3454”
According to the victim’s brother, Mendoza confronted the driver of the SUV after the vehicle had nearly sideswiped the brothers’ bike.
Their verbal altercation got very heated until the driver of the SUV pulled out a gun and shot Mendoza.
The suspect immediately left the crime scene located at the corner of D. Tuazon street and Quezon Avenue in Barangay Doña Josefa.
Now a composite sketch of the suspect, provided by the Quezon City Police Department, has trended, circulating all over social media.
The suspect has been described to be somewhere between the ages 35 to 40.
QCPD Director, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar stated that the police will coordinate with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to identify the owner of the white Toyota Land Cruiser.
Mendoza’s family has been distraught over the awful news. They revealed that he was about to marry his girlfriend in Singapore and had been preparing for his wedding before his untimely demise. They voiced their grievances on Facebook.